Sub-regional workshop on the ratification and effective implementation of IMO conventions relating to oil spill response preparedness and response and to liability and compensation

  • Date(s)
    18-22 Mar 2019
  • Location
    Côte d'Ivoire (Abidjan)


Countries invitedBenin, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Senegal
ActivitySub-regional workshop
TopicLegal and institutional aspects
Number of Participants30
HostMinistry of environment


The workshop will provide delegates with:

  • essential knowledge on the provisions and obligations associated with the ratification of the various IMO conventions related to pollution preparedness and response, and liability and compensation;
  • thorough understanding of the technical context through which these conventions operate, in addition to knowledge on good practice on the effective implementation of the respective conventions;
  • an understanding of the process of transposition into domestic law of the respective Conventions and the relevant issues to be addressed; and
  • networking opportunities between delegates from the region to enhance regional cooperation.